Inequality

Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.

Renewed activism on immigration issues has produced measures that offer emergency economic relief and access to health care for immigrants left out of federal programs.

Dr. Christine Beckman, Associate Director and Price Family Chair of Social Innovation co-authored a new book that chronicles working parents’ efforts to be Ideal Workers.

Associate Director Dr. Ann Owens reexamines income segregation from 1990 to 2010 and found that income segregation increased only among families with children.

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Toward a Framework for Public Accountability in Education Reform

SAGE Publications

Year: 2020

Public accountability through information disclosure is a pillar of modern education reform efforts. Despite the ubiquity of this approach, we argue that public accountability in education is under-theorized and often predictably unlikely to achieve its intended policy goals. Drawing on … Continue reading


Museums as Classrooms: The Academic and Behavioral Impacts of “School in the Park”

American Educational Research Association

Year: 2020

Access to community cultural institutions such as museums, zoos, and theaters has the potential to improve students’ educational experiences. This article estimates the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students that takes place within … Continue reading


State and Local Aid for Immigrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Innovating Inclusion

Center for Migration Studies

Year: 2020

State and local governments have exercised unusual powers since the early days of the Coronavirus lockdowns, ordering businesses to open and close, the wearing of masks, and much else. Amidst it all, renewed activism on immigration issues in some parts … Continue reading


Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working, and Parenting in the Digital Age

Year: 2020

Professor Christine Beckman, Associate Director of the Price Center, Price Family Chair of Social Innovation, and Professor of Public Policy, and co-author Melissa Mazmanian, have a new book called Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working and Parenting in the Digital … Continue reading


2020 Top Los Angeles County Public Schools

Innovate Public Schools

Year: 2020

The annual Top Public Schools report celebrates the 278 schools closing the opportunity gap for low-income Black and Latino students in Los Angeles County. What is a Top Public School? Top Public Schools are schools that are beating the statewide … Continue reading


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